The Warriors ended their five-game losing streak on Monday, but it would appear they may have lucked out.
The NBA’s Last Two Minute report indicated that there were two missed calls that could have had a significant impact on the result. The most notable was a no-call on Klay Thompson’s contest of Kevin Huerter’s last-second 3-point shot. The league said Thompson did indeed foul Huerter on the arm, which should have led to three free throws and a chance for the wing to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Additionally, the league says that Stephen Curry traveled with 16.1 seconds remaining, which would have given the Kings the ball back down by just a point in the closing seconds.
“The NBA knows it’s a foul, and basically all they’ll tell us is they missed the call, but you still lost,” Kings coach Mike Brown said Monday night during a lengthy comment about poor officiating.
“It’s tough being a Sacramento King,” Brown said. “Because Kevin got fouled … I just want, at the end of the game, somebody to step up and make the right call. A guy gets hit on the arm shooting a 3, that’s a foul. A guy takes six steps, or three, four steps, that’s a travel.”